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as president obama's secret weapon, his wife michelle, takes the stage to tell the country why they should give her husband another four years. >>> new kid on the block. a 37-year-old mayor, a rising latino leader. tonight, julian castro delivers a history-making speech, can he do what a young obama did eight years ago, when he made the speech that launched his career. we're behind the scenes. >>> and party on. the gloves are off. it's crunch time for president obama's campaign with the polls in a dead heat, can the democrats convince americans that things will be better the second time around? >>> good evening. i'm terry moran in charlotte, north carolina. day one of the democratic national convention. and here just, just a little while ago, michelle obama brought down the house. they had the signs "we love michelle." this one is prepackprepackaged, question about it. but the emotion response spontaneous, as michelle obama told the nation why she believes her husband deserves another four years in the white house. when she speaks of their love and dreams. no question about, michelle obama is t
obama. >> announcer: so what will he say tonight? and how much will it help him? this is the democratic national convention. it's "your voice your vote." now reporting live from the time warner cable arena in charlotte, north carolina, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >>> and good evening, to you all, once again from charlotte, north carolina. the democratic national convention in high gear as you can hear and tonight the main event. one of the most formidable competitors in modern politics. former president bill clinton will enter the arena right across that stage and try to give his patented rocket fuel. >> and president obama will be watching from this arena tonight. likely to come out on stage. what a journey for these two men. they come from different generations, different political worlds. they have built it up step-by-step. he's starring now in campaign ads. and diane, one of the building blocks is when president obama wanted to make hillary clinton secretary of state, bill clinton became the chief persuader. >> they've been good friends for a long time but it's definitel
ask >>> tonight on "nightline," four more years. it was president obama's big night at the highly anticipated finale of the democratic national convention, but did he convince voters that the best is yet to come? his secret weapon, she introduced the president tonight and two nights ago, she brought down the house here. michele obama looks back and forward with diane sawyer and talked about how her kids reacted to her big speech. >>> and the spin doctor. he works with jay-z and oprah, now he's spinning tunes at this convention, like "signed sealed delivered." we hang with him to find out how the democrats get down. this is a special edition of "nightline." your voice, your vote, the democratic national convention. >> good evening, i'm terry moran here in charlotte, north carolina, where the 2012 democratic convention has entered the history books with a speech by president barack obama. a stirring speech for the people here in the hall. he launched a vigorous defense of his record, several negative attacks against mitt romney and he offered the delegates a and democrats a little b
stage at the democratic national convention throwing his mettle and star power on barack obama who joined him on stage after a rousing speech. >>> big spenders. lavish parties. star-studded private concerts. not just speeches at the conventions. we investigate the high-rolling world of partying politicians, the rich donors, what all that cash can buy you. >>> plus, the report card. the good, the bad, everything in between here at the convention. one guy who knows how to play the game and who's coming out on top. >> from the global resources of abc news, with cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city and terry moran in charlotte, new york city, this is a special edition of "nightline." "your voice, your vote." the democratic national convention. >>> good evening. i'm terry moran. and a momentous night here at the democratic national convention in charlotte, north carolina, where just a short time ago, bill clinton had this crowd eating out of his hands. it was a speech, a stem-winder that culminated in the remarkable moment when president barack obama joined him onstage, break
is a very good debater. he's practiced and practiced and practiced and practiced. >> the moderator and obama are going to come after him. >> romney is actually pretty good on his feet in debates. >> the big questions, can romney reset his campaign with a strong debate? or with early voting under way -- >> president obama. >> -- is it too late for a turnaround? >> four years from his last debate. >> you're wrong. >> will president obama be rusty? or, can he break the race wide open? we'll ask our headliners. new jersey governor chris christie and the president's senior adviser david plouffe. and our powerhouse roundtable. squaring off, former party chairs haley barbour and howard dean. plus, matthew dowd, donna brazile and maggie haberman of politico. >>> hello again. we're heading into the home stretch of this campaign. just 37 days before the final votes, with all eyes on this week's first debate. the candidates are hunkering down in debate camp. our guests are ready to weigh in on where the race stands. what to expect wednesday? white house adviser david plouffe standing by for the preside
, bill clinton. center stage, what we've learned about what he'll say. and michelle obama, the speech, was she taking aim. and tonight, what's happening now with that dress. >>> touchdown, tornadoes striking in an unlikely place. and tonight, abc's weatheret tour sam champion with more extreme weather on the way. >>> the moments after strapping police unstrap the bomb to help her. robbers forced her to make the heist. >>> and the price is right. if you've ever bought something on line, the new report says if you wait just one minute before you place the order, you could save up to $100. >>> and good evening, from charlotte tonight. a big night ahead here at the democratic national convention. and we should note that diane has just arrived back from mississippi. she was there today with our friend robin roberts for robin's mother's funeral. all of our hearts in mississippi today. diane will be here a little later in the broadcast. but we do begin tonight with the major headlines right here in charlotte tonight. where today we learned a sudden change of plans. in fact, look at this, the
his message? >>> and as the focus shifts from tampa to charlotte, can president obama persuade skeptical voters that he deserves a second chance? we'll ask david plouffe. our pounderhouse roundtable with george will, donna brazile, matthew dowd, bill burton and kerry healey. >>> our friend george will calls conventions the seventh inning stretch of presidential campaigns. so, halfway through, where do we stand? >> what a welcome, cincinnati! thank you so much. >> the race is still pretty much a tie. early polls show only a slight bounce for mitt romney so far. but his crowds in ohio and florida yesterday, were huge. and he tried to reach beyond his base. by admitting his party's mistakes. >> we'll finally have to do something that republicans have spoken about for a long time and for a while. we didn't do it. when we had the lead, we let them down. i will cut the deficit and get us on track to a balanced budget. >> president obama was on offense, in another battleground, iowa. his take on the republican convention, he called it a tired tv rerun that was black and white. >> when
>>> good morning and welcome to "this week." >>> the president of the united states. >> obama on offense. >> the path we offer may be harder but it leads to a better place and i'm asking you to choose that future. >> the president and his party make their pitch. >> we believe that we're all in this together is a far better philosophy than you're on your own. >> ask osama bin laden if he's better off now than he was four years ago? >> this man has soul in his heart, has compassion in his heart and a spine of steel. >> did obama convince voters that he deserves to be rehired? with less than two months to go, what will define the final sprint and break this election deadlock? >> we'll ask our headliner, congressman paul ryan. >> we'll win this debate. >>> plus, newark mayor cory booker and tea party favorite rand paul join our powerhouse roundtable with george will, cokie roberts and paul krugman. >>> hello again. the conventions are done. debates are coming. new polls show a bit of a bounce for the democrats. but friday's mediocre's jobs report may be camp that down. >> when our
will the one person who know barack obama say? >> we have come so far, we can't turn back now. >> this is the democratic national convention. it's "your voice your vote." now reporting live from the time warner cable arena in charlotte, north carolina, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >>> and good evening to all of you. and good evening again to the team. it is great to have you back with us. this time, we are in charlotte, north carolina kicking off the democratic national convention. you can see the crowd gathered out there in the hall. that's 17,000 people. and once again, it is a woman. it is first lady michelle obama tonight, beginning this high-pressure moment with a speech. at the republican national convention, it was the candidates right there, ann romney. >> and the husbands, they challenge, mirror image this week. mitt romney came in according to the latest abc news/"washington post" poll, shows brand new, in the least favorable, 47% favorable, 49% unfavorable. >> and also under water, a surprising undertow among registered women voters. the abc news/"washing
. and we are here. >>> tonight secret weapon first lady michelle obama. we'll tell what you we learned about her very big speech. >>> and the president sets up a giant debate after he grades himself on his handling of the economy. what did he say? >>> end in sight, amid record-breaking prices at the pump. we have news of when gas prices will go down and how much. >>> silent heart attacks. millions of americans having heart attacks and they don't know it. tonight, the symptoms how to tell if you've had one and how to prevent more. >>> and when harry met alex. prince harry wears off after his racy photos with a cheeky 6-year-old. >> glad you got your clothes on, prince harry. >> how the prince tackled his tiny subject. >>> good evening from charlotte, north carolina. and this week, the democratic national convention, and as we come on the air tonight, not long from now on that stage. the first lady michelle obama will enter the arena to give a speech to millions of americans about her husband and the pressure is on. because a brand-new abc news/"washington post" poll shows the president
in mind. >> bill clinton, back in the spotlight with his powerful defense of president obama. an epic speech already lighting up both sides. all the highlights, live from charlotte. >>> tropical turnaround. a second round for the gulf, as part of isaac, believe it or not, returns. >>> demolition disaster. a crowd quietly watching a building implosion. but seconds later, they are consumed by the debris. >>> and let the games begin. the night football fans have been waiting for, as the nfl season officially gets under way. >>> good thursday morning, everybody. we begin, today, with president obama, set to take the stage tonight in charlotte. ready to accept his party's nomination for a second term. >> and last night on the stage, he made a brief appearance to embrace the big dog, bill clinton, after the former president delivered a thunderous speech of support. abc's brandi hitt, live in charlotte this morning for us. hi, brandi. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. yes. they haven't always had the best relationship. but once again, bill clinton stood right next to barack obama and
-america protests spreading around the world. what's behind the attacks? could more be on the way? did the obama administration do enough to prevent the violence? and how will the crisis overseas impact the presidential elections here at home? >> an apology for america's values is never the right course. >> we'll get the very latest from the threat abroad. >>> and from chris ttiane amanpour. >>> and our powerhouse roundtable with george will, jon than karl, wesley clarke and liz cheney from fox news. >>> hello again. george stephanopoulos has the morning off. we're in the home stretch, just 51 days until the election and our powerhouse roundtable is standing be i to get to all of the week's politics. but first, the crisis that has the potential to shake up the presidential election. the wave of anti-american protests and violence now sweeping the globe. for more on what happened and why, let's bring in the u.s. ambassador to the united nations, susan rice. >> first of all, what is the latest on who these attackers were at the embassy or at the consulate at benghazi? they're saying some people we
has to achieve, what bill clinton did here last night, and first lady michele obama sits down with us, to tell us what she says to her husband right before he walks on stage. >>> super surge. wall street rockets to a four-year high. why? and will it last? >>> the hostage learns the truth. tonight, the woman told by bank robbers they had strapped a bomb to her waist, learns what the bomb really was, and new clues tonight about those men. >>> growing up. malia and sasha, the first lady tells us what surprises her the most about them today. >>> good evening from charlotte, north carolina. this is the biggest night of the democratic national convention. the last night. and president obama at this moment, preparing to walk on to that stage to join the duel with republican candidate mitt romney who spoke last week. the president, about to make a high stakes case for himself to the american people. our political team is out in force tonight to cover it all. abc's chief white house correspondent ready now to lead us off. jake? >> good evening, diane. senior white house officials say president
, president barack obama walks in. >> we have more work to do. we have more doors in opportunity and we have to open them to every single american. >> we have come too far to turn back now. >> it's the biggest speech on the biggest night. >> four more years! >> this is the democratic national convention. it's "your voice your vote," now reporting live from the time warner cable arena in charlotte, north carolina, diane sawyer and george stephanopoulos. >> welcome everyone at home. it's filled to the rafters here in the arena. they are ready for this final night in charlotte, north carolina, the democratic national convention and tonight, president barack obama about to enter this arena to fire up this crowd and voters across the country. you know, george, he's a fourth-quarter player, a clutch hitter, he's got to begin tonight. >> that's right. a high degree of difficulty tonight. no president has been re-elected with unemployment this high. 2/3 of the country believe we're headed in the wrong direction. he needs to bring back the themes of hope and change. and say that voters can make good
the man and the moment have met so well. >> president obama pounded away at romney's private thoughts on that 47% in wisconsin. >> we can't get very far if we're just writing off half the country. as a bunch of victims. or presume that somehow they want to be dependent on government or don't want to take responsibility for their own lives. >> and with that, let's get right to our headliners david axelrod from the obama campaign and the reince priebus. reince, let me begin with you. thank you. president obama, you saw him yesterday, voters are going to be hearing about that leaked video every single day. >> well, i mean, listen, i think governor romney has been pretty clear, probably wasn't the best-said moment in the campaign and probably not the best week in the campaign. but i will say that i think we can look back at last week as a campaign in a couple of months, that this was the defining week in both campaigns, where i think both campaigns are crystallizing around a central theme which is going to be, what kind of future do we want for our kids and grandkids? what type of america
: romney goes on to say how he plans to reach those voters some who voted for barack obama. >> you say do you think barack obama is a failure? they say no. they like him. >> reporter: on the political website, audio from what is believed to be the same fund-raiser. talking about his father born in mexico to american parents. romney said had he been born to mexican parents, he would have a better chance of winning. >> my dad, as you probably know was the governor of michigan and was head of a car company but he was born in mexico. had he been born of mexican parents i would have a better shot of winning. >> reporter: about the perceptions he was born to a privileged home. >> there's the perception that i was born with a silver spoon. >> reporter: he says 95% is set up for you if you're born in this country and shares the strategy of using ann on the trail. >> use ann sparingly so people don't get tired of her. >> reporter: romney said whoever released the snippets should release them in their entirety. >> whatever released them, release the whole tape so we can see all of it. >> reporter:
. >>> the democratic national convention wraps up tonight in north carolina with a speech from president obama. katie marzullo joins us. >> reporter: president obama will make his case for reelection tonight but you are going to hear this morning on "good morning america" the white house senior adviser saying he does not anticipate a big bounce in the polls following the convention that the race will remain tight until election day. the last night former president clinton made his own case for president obama's reelection. president clinton fired up the delegates and got a hug from president obama after his speech. bill clinton validated the current president's plan and said no president could fully repair the damage in four years. democratic lawmakers from california and here in the bay area are gushing over his performance. senator boxer said she was "over the moon." >> bill clinton is such a great teacher, he laid it out. >> that was the very best. i think the quintessential speech. >> it was clintonesque. >> reporter: before president obama takes to the stage tonight delegates will hear from vice
>> eric: develop nice, you are looking at live pictures of the white house, president obama and vice president biden and secretary of state clinton is going to attend the return of four remaining of americans killed in benghazi libya. we will air a special report when that return ceremony likely within the next half-hour. i'm eric negotiation for cheryl jennings. >> kristen: i'm kristen sze. u.s. ambassador to libya was from the bay area. chris stevens got his law degree at u.c. hastings in san francisco. katie marzullo joins us with the latest anti-u.s. demonstrations erupting. >> we're getting word of two deaths outside the embassy in tunisia. a cloud of smoke has been seen around the embassy there. thousands are throwing rocks at police and police are feirlg tear gas at protestors. also in lebanon, at least one person is dead. security officials say a crowd set fire to a kfc and arby's restaurant. they clashed with police who opened fire killing one person. a u.s. four say a response team has arrived in yemen as security forces were firing live rounds and tear gas into th
in president obama's acceptance speech. big anticipated moment because the promise of what he offered four years ago was everywhere to be seen. the adoring crowds, all of the big rhetoric, hard for him to reach back into the bag of tricks knowing he has been in office for four years. it is harder to ask for hope and change when you brought the change, you are holding the white house. so very hard to fire up your supporters when you are the occupant of the white house. >> some critics will say there wasn't enough meat and potatoes, not enough substance in the speech. it was several speeches jammed into one. where did he hit his stride? >> reporter: look, he told people not to be cynical, but this is a nation right now of skeptics. they want answers about the changing the style of politics in the nation, specific issues that delegates cared about. they're ready to fight for him. they want to hear what went wrong over the last couple years and what he can offer for the future. we started to hear that. by no means did he close the deal. he still left questions why people fought for hope and ch
to build to a crescendo. last night, michelle obama got it started and tonight, bill clinton expected to build on the enthusiasm. >> thank you. >> he's one of the most popular democrats and tonight, bill clinton will be called on to rally the party faithful. >> and there is a record second to none. he's a credible messenger. >> the obama campaign hopes the speech can pull in voter who's may not be sold on the president right now, but aren't quite ready to make the switch to mitt romney. president obama and clinton had a rocky history, clashing the 2008 democratic primary race but with lowest preconvention popularity of any incumbent the current president could use the former's help. clinton stars in a new ad running in battle ground states. >> president obama has a plan to rebuild america from the ground up. we need to keep going his plan. >> officials say the speech will remind americans of the thriving economy during his administration, and how democratic policies can bring back prosperity. but does the obama campaign run a risk with that trip down memory lane? >> the danger is that
in neck, president obama and joe biden hitting the states hard to have the voters re-elect them. it is labor day, monday, september 3rd. >>> good morning, early on this labor day, 2012, everybody. i am rob nelson. >> is it more depressing working on a holiday or that it is september? >> a hard call. nothing like laboring on labor day. >> both of them, right? >> indeed. >> a labor of love for all of you. i'm paula faris. >>> we'll take you live to charlotte for the preview of the democratic national convention. >>> and president obama heading to the gulf region hit hard by isaac. you will see how hundreds of thousands of people are coping with floods several days in a row with no power. upwards of 400,000 in the state of louisiana without the juice. >> it is tough. august and september in new or ve,straysd september in new or without on top of the water and the s do and he ss a the stress. ooh, sweatii ou >> i don't eel worg ono co >> a.c. is good in here. >>> accidents that seem to be airaccidents that seem to be shows. the crash that shook spectators in h stfiownd w thes ardoi
ofz in charlottes, north carolina today. >> and abc joins us live with more now. >> michelle obama will be taking center stage and campaign officials say she'll be a character witness for the president's decision making. >> she's considered the president's closer. and democrats hope tonight the first lady can deliver a winning sales pitch. mrs. obama is popular with a favoribility rating of nearly 70%. her husband, 50%. her prime time appearance provides an opportunity to reach out to the disappointed obama voters the one who's believe he hasn't fulfilled his promise of hope and change. >> the fact someone is likeable as michelle obama says barack obama is a good guy? that work autos it's a chance to appeal to women voters considered to be a key to victory in november. >> whatever i say here today, it's going to be at best a disstant second to the speech you will hear tonight from the star of the obama family, michelle obama. >> campaign aides say the first lady will speak about her husband's values and judgment and a personal way of doing it no politician or political advisor can.
the numbers say, and what mitt romney said today about obama care now making it clear what he'd keep. >>> touchdown. the unexpected landing, a door from a jumbo jet crashing onto the streets skidding some 30 feet. what the faa is now saying tonight. >>> and royal exit. london saying good-bye to one of the stars of that royal skit. the queen loses one of her beloved corgis. >>> good evening. great to have you on this sunday night, and we begin here with those images from right here in new york city this weekend. tens of millions come to visit the sites every year, but this you rarely see, not one, but two tornados this weekend. tonight the cleanup is under way as many ask, what's going on? and look at this, the images of the cleanup in brooklyn, new york, and from queens, the tornadoes touching down minutes apart, and you hear about the warnings in tornado alley. some new yorkers actually got warnings on their cell phones from their phone company. not very common that it happens here, and so tonight abc meteorologist ginger zee with the images, the science and forecast for the week ah
raised millions for president obama. for some that has been a gateway for perks, favors, jobs. here is abc's brian ross, once again on the money trail. >> reporter: just like the republicans, the democrats in charlotte are treating big money people like political royalty. >> they're the convention delegates and then the elite. >> reporter: this confidential campaign document lays out the perks for super donors. top package for those who raised more than $1 million. with access to places most delegates will never see, including this invitation-only concert by pop singer john legend. >> the top rung players. basically most delegates to the conventions and most american people are left out of this loop. >> reporter: in addition to the perks there are jobs for the biggest obama fundraisers. from our money trail files from the 2008 convention, we found allen katz named ambassador to portugal after raising $500,000 plus. and another big obama fund raiser four years ago. how much money did you raise? >> i can't disclose that. >> between $200,000 and $500,000 was later appointed assistant s
of the campaign. >> home stretch. here we go. president obama, last night, wasting no time, today, i should say, hitting the campaign trail, after accepting the nomination last night in charlotte. laying out the progress that's been made, but the problems also still being faced. now, he and challenger, mitt romney, head into the final days. >> abc's brandi hitt covered both conventions. she joins us from charlotte this morning, live. hi, brandbrandi. >> reporter: hi, paula. good morning, rob, as well. the president told voters the journey of hope is not over just yet. the big question now is will voters continue to stand with him? as president obama accepted the democratic nomination in charlotte, he asked voters for another four years. >> you elected me to tell you the truth. [ applause ] and the truth is, it will take more than a few years for us to solve challenges that have built up over decades. >> reporter: the president told americans frustrated with his first term, there are two different paths to choose from. >> we can give more tax breaks to corporations that ship jobs overseas. or we
. >> he officially nominated president obama for a second term, delivering an impassioned endorsement. it is thursday, september 6th. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> almost to friday, aren't we? almost. i'm paula faris on this thursday. president obama accepts that endorsement tonight. we are going to have a preview. also ahead, a heart-stopping bank heist. as armed robbers strapped a device they said was a bomb onto the manager's body. how that drama ended and the storyline behind that is fascinating. >>> then andy roddick calls it a career. the tennis great's emotional exit finally played out at the u.s. open. >> i wanted him to advance another day. >> looking good. >>> and later, viva mexico. we will show you how to serve gourmet food and drinks with south-of-the-border flair. >> ah. >> does that mean we get to drink? >> one of our favorites. tim laird always good to us. >>> the democratic convention wraps up tonight and grand finale, the acceptance speech by president obama. >> mr. obama appeared on stage briefl
wrapped up their national conventions. president obama is ahead in new poll numbers. mitt romney says, if elected, he would keep parts of the president's health care plan. tahman bradley has the latest. >> reporter: the campaigns are hunkering down in crucial states with president obama getting a live out of the convention last week. gallup poll has mr. obama five point as head. courting seniors in florida over the weekend the president blasted the romney medicare plan. >> the president: here's the bottom line, their plan bankrupts medicare, our plan strengthens medicare. >> reporter: romney used the disappointing august job numbers, to rip president obama's record. >> it is a jobless recovery. if it is a recover. it didn't look like a recover. >> reporter: the obama campaign hit back with vice president biden in ohio attacking romney's economic plan. >> folks, we've seen this movie before, we know how it ends in catastrophe for the middle class. >> reporter: health care debated romney raising eyebrows for months he said he would repeal the president's health care law. >> i'm not gett
. the new obama ads may derail those plans. >>> why is bill clinton challenging wal-mart to build a store in libya? >>> high temperatures today. mainly 80s inland, 70s around but 80s most dominant you don't see many 90s if any today a little cooler than yesterday many low to mid 70s seattle and portland. 60s great lakes to the northeast. 70s atlanta, 101 phoenix. major airports across the lower 48 all have green, no organized area of severe weather. scattered thunderstorms through the mountains here. check out our flight tracker, >>> 4:48. on the presidential campaign trail today mitt romney heads to battleground states ready to talk specifics. president obama will be courting female viewers with appearance on "the view." watch it here at 10. the president will show his international profile at the united nations. iranian president mahmoud ahmadinejad is also heading there for tomorrow's general assembly gathering with 100 other world leaders. the u.s. presidential vase heating up with more ads. -- race is heating up with more ads. >> reporter: mitt romney continues his batt
of a drive-by, no arrests made. >>> president obama will give the most important speech of his reelection campaign tonight when he accepts his party's nomination at the democratic national convention. last night president clinton made an impassioned case for a second term for mr. obama katie marzullo has the highlights and local reaction. >> reporter: democrats are thrilled with president clinton's speech last night especially considering some past bad blood as you know hillary clinton and president obama were locked in a bitter battle in time four years ago. president obama must have been pleased as well he watched from backstage then joined bill clinton on stage after the speech and the two shared a hug. president clinton fired up the delegates he said president obama laid the foundation for a more modern, well balanced economy that will produce millions of good, new jobs. he said voting for president obama is a vote for a society in which we are all in together. democratic law makers from california and in the bay area are gushing over the performance. senator boxer said she was "over
obama called egypt's new leader mohammed morsi, morsi reversed course and urged the protesters to hold off, saying, "it is required by our religion to protect our guests and their homes and places of work. so i call on all, consider this, consider the law and not attack embassies." but not all the protesters are listening to the president's calls for calm. tonight, near the u.s. embassy, street battles rage on. david? >> lama hasan, thank you. and that phone call that lama mentioned between president obama and egypt's president morsi helping to defuse some of the tension today, a window into the high stakes negotiations now underwait the white house. and so, here is abc's chief correspondent, white house correspondent as well, jake tapper. >> reporter: president obama worked the phones, calling the leader of nations where u.s. diplomatic posts were attacked, from libya, to egypt to yemen, pushing for them to ensure their country's security is in place to protect americans. this afternoon, president obama notified congress he was sending combat equipped marines to libya and yemen to pro
, president obama and the democrats on the eve of their big convention. this is fun. we showed it to you in tampa. now from charlotte, the time-lapse video of the arena getting a makeover before the convention starts. the bounce romney was hoping for after his convention, new numbers coming in tonight saying the republican convention had, quote, minimal impact. a new poll finds president obama with 47%. mitt romney, 46%. still a dead heat. now president obama gets the ball. three things he has to score, our political team is covering it all tonight. we start with jake tapper right there in charlotte. >> reporter: good evening. president obama will not only be competing with mitt romney's convention here. he'll also be competing with memories of his own convention four years ago and all the promise he then seemed to represent. >> first lady michele obama came to the podium this afternoon to prepare for her speech tomorrow night. her husband, at a labor day celebration in ohio, took credit for saving the u.s. auto industry. >> i believed in you, i bet on you, and because of that bet, three
roads on the presidential campaign lead to ohio today. president obama and mitt romney, both return for rallies in the battleground state. >> and it is great to have you back, rob. >> thanks. >> the stakes could not be higher, with the latest polls showing the president pulling ahead among ohio voters. abc's tahman bradley joining us this morning from washington with a preview. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, paula and rob. this is the first time in two months both president obama and mitt romney will be in the same state at the same time. in fact, they're both holding rallies today at the same time. giving a voters a sense of how crucial ohio is. today, a showdown in ohio. both president obama and mitt romney spend the day campaigning in the state that could decide the election. the candidates are expected to clash today over china. the obama campaign will hit romney for investments in chinese companies. >> you can't stand up to china when all you've done is sent them our jobs. >> reporter: the faceoff in the buckeye state comes as new polls show romney falling beh
president obama's foreign policy. president obama will be speaking shortly at the clinton global initiative as well. president obama will speak before the u.n. general assembly this morning. busy day ahead for the two men trying to win the white house for the next four years. >>> 6:23. how about a little sports action. nl west champions giants begin final three game home stan at at&t park tonight. a's in texas still fighting for a playoff spot rangers came from behind last night. tying game with a two run homer in the 7th rangers win 5-4. >> tonight we find out which of the all-stars couples going home. competition is so tpaoefrz the judges are giving half point scores. -- ♪ >> 7 1/2. >> 7 1/2. >> 7 1/2. >>> last night former football star emmitt smith and his partner sheryl b tackled the cha-cha. sheryl from the from the peninsula, we always root for her they topped the evening 11 other dumps in the middle, finishing last pamela anderson and mcmanus results show tonight. >>> today on katie barbra streisand makes a rare television appearance. she talks about performing with her son. >> i
. >>> obama's turn. the president about to make his case on the biggest stage of the campaign. all-in for four more years. the first lady front and center tonight. and we're going to hear from the republican candidate for vice president, as both sides speak out this morning. >>> and new this morning, bombshell claims about tom cruise. the stunning allegations by "vanity fair" about his search for a wife before he was married to katie holmes. was scientology really auditioning actresses for the role of a lifetime? meet the woman who was the first choice. >>> and harry is back. the prince steps out in his first public appearance since those photos leaked of his hard-partying weekend in las vegas. >> i've never once been shy on coming forward. i'll give it a go. >>> sam just got here. that was a nice response there for harry right there. good morning, america. robin with her family in mississippi. great to have elizabeth vargas. >> i'll give it a go. >> you will give it a go. lots to get to this morning. all of you heading into rush hour, you know this already. those gas prices, the highest on re
want to nominate a man who's cool on the outside. but who burns for america on the inside. >> obama comes on stage for a surprise hug. as leaks from a new book show confusion and dysfunction in the white house and congress. >>> and caught on tape. the harrowing moments of a bank manager with a bomb strapped around her stomach. forced to open the vault. throwing bags of cash out the back door. now, the thieves are on the run. >>> and pippa takes manhattan by storm, popping up in all of the hot spots. is she headed for the centre court of the u.s. open to the catwalk. is she really hunting for a home? and does she have a new man? >>> and good morning, america, from charlotte. robin is with her family in mississippi. glad to have elizabeth vargas with us again today. and what a night it was here at the democratic convention. president clinton made a little bit of history last night. he's the first former president ever to nominate a current president. and he seemed to love every single minute. and he was up there 48 minutes, i think it was. the crowd loved him right back. and, josh, he
against chicago's mayor, president obama's former chief of staff, rahm emanuel. >> this is a strike of choice and it's the wrong choice for our children, and it's not necessary. >> reporter: city officials launched an emergency plan, opening 144 schools for a half day to serve kids breakfast, lunch and keep them busy. we visited crown elementary where students played games all morning instead of taking classes. are you upset that you're not able to be learning in the classroom today? >> yeah, because, well, how are we going to get our education without learning? >> reporter: the strike has left thousands of parents in the lurch. janice thompson scrambled to rearrange her schedule to pick her twins up early. the strike combined with the city's soaring murder rate is what most bothers her. >> if our kids are out here in the street, something might happen to our children. >> reporter: lajoi parker had to stop working on her nursing degree so she could be home for her kids. what's your concern if this strike doesn't end soon? >> it's frustrating trying to figure it out. it really is. >>
from michelle obama, compared to ann romney's speech last week, as the democratic convention now begins in just a few hours. >>> scientology storm swirling around tom cruise again. did church officials choose mates for the megastar. >>> and on the rampage, armed with a ten-ton bulldozer. >>> good morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> and i'm diana perez, in for paula faris. with labor day behind us, we begin this tuesday with the unofficial end to the summer of extremes. >> that's for sure. it's giving way to an early fall, filled with wildfires, high water and wicked winds, now bringing trouble from california to the carolinas. northeast of l.a., a fast-moving wildfire is tearing through the angeles national forest. the flames sending thousands of holiday campers fleeing. the fire has scorched six-square miles. and for now, aerial assault with a chopper and a dc-10 is the atta attack. so far, more than 300 firefighters have the flames barely contained. it comes as isaac roared ashore. almost 3,000 people remain in shelters and more than 100,000 have no power. baby emily, born too earl
throughout the morning on abc. >>> also developing overnight, new momentum for president obama after last week's convention. he is now ahead in some new poll numbers and also in campaign cash. >> and mitt romney said if elected he would keep parts of the president's health care plan. for more, we're joins by abc's tahman bradley in washington. good morning, tahman. >> reporter: good morning, president obama is feeling a post convention boost so mitt romney it trying to meet working class voters in ohio. a state that could decide the election. the campaigns are hunkering down in crucial battlegrounds faced with president obama getting a lift coming out of the democratic national convention. last week. the gallup daily tracking poll now has mr. obama five points ahead of mitt romney. quoting seniors in florida over the weekend, the president blasted the romney medicare plan. >> so here's the bottom line. their plan bankrupts medicare. our plan strengthens medicare. >> reporter: romney in an interview used the disappointing numbers to rip president obama's record. >> i think it's a jobless r
to stop a nuclear iran. and this just in, barbara walters here tonight on what president and mrs. obama just said to her about life after the white house. >>> a new hope for breast cancer. is this mysterious clue the answer for tens of thousands of women? >>> the kennedy tapes. tonight, hidden tape recordings of a fully human president, angry, probing, a little girl under his desk now all grown up telling you the biggest thing she learned about her father. an abc news exclusive. >>> and family reunion? everyone who thought they were stealing the show at the emmys last night, were put under by a tiny gladiator from our "modern family". today, she show us what she's really like. >>> good evening. as we come on the air, president obama and republican presidential candidate mitt romney are in a duel over war and peace. 43 days before "your voice, your vote" the question is this, how does the united states stop iran from getting a nuclear weapon and taunting both of the candidates from the sidelines, the president of iran, mahmoud ahmadinejad is in new york, he's at the united nation. also i >>> next, putting the big squeeze on president obama. the pizza shop owner everyone is talking about today, after his meeting with the commander in chief. >> we'll be right back. >>> don't miss "katie" debutting today. >>> hi everyone, as our theme song goes i am ready for this day i'm also excited a little nervous too. we have a great first show with a few surprises and some guests i'm excited to tell you about. jessica simpson will be here for her first tv interview since having her baby in may she has a lot to say. also sheryl crow is stopping by she wrote our theme song, she is a single mom and just turned 50. she will be talking the brain tumor her doctors discovered. there's a lot to ask both of these amazing women and i can't wait. i hope you will tune in i'll see you later today for the first episode of "katie." >> sheryl yo will be telling katie more about what she -- she believes may have caused her benign brain tumor. here is the new afternoon line-up general hospital will air 1 p.m., who wants to be a millionaire 2, jeopardy 2:30 then katie at 3:00 follow
>>> tonight on "nightline," obama revealed. an explosive new book, an exclusive tape that takes us inside the oval office as the president faced off against republicans as an economic time bomb ticked. so what made the man so famously cool spew coals of rage? diane sawyer with an abc news exclusive. >>> cheer, in the high-pressure world of competitive cheerleading, this tough as nails coach is making like "glee's" sue sylvester to turn them into champions but at what price? >>> and for anyone who's ever looked at their pooch and seen a glimpse of nobility introducing animal ancestors. how one artist made a booming business in pet portraits. >>> good evening. i'm bill weir. tonight, you'll get a glimpse behind the closed doors of power and into the dysfunctional relationships that can make or break this nation. bob woodward is best known for uncovering watergate but his new book takes us into the obama white house where last year's clash with republican leadership brought america to the brink of financial armageddon. tonight you'll hear tapes from the president and speaker of the ho
popped up online. obama campaign pounced now the romney team is trying to manage the fallout this morning the romney campaign is scrambling to explain a secretly recorded tape where romney tells wealthy donors nearly half of all americans see themselves as victims. a magazine posted clips of what they say is romney talking at a fundraiser in may. in one of the clips the candidate says there is a number of americans who will vote for president obama, no matter what. >> there are 47% of the people who will vote for president obama. >> reporter: in another clip romney talks about voters who do not pay income taxes. >> reporter: the obama campaign seized on the comments. . >> reporter: at a press conference last night romney tried to explain. >> it is not elegantly stated. of course, individuals are going to take responsibility for their life and my campaign is about helping people take more responsibility and becoming employed again. >> reporter: mitt romney says he hopes that all of his remarks from that event would be released. mother jones says the person who shot the video does not work
trying to gain ground on president obama in a state that will be critical. >> do you want four more years of 8% or higher unemployment? >> no! >> reporter: romney continues stumping in colorado today before a bus tour in ohio tomorrow. he will be greated in the buckeye state by in new ad from the obama campaign, they slam romney for that leaked hidden camera fundraiser video. >> mitt romney attacked 47% of americans who pay no income tax, including veterans, elderly, the disabled. >> reporter: this is the last full week of campaigning before the debates begin and take over the candidate's attention. last night he spoke to reporters. >> i think the president's campaign has focused its advertising in many cases on inaccurate portrayals of my positions. he's trying to fool people into thinking that i think things i don't. that ends, i think during the debates. >> reporter: polls show a tight race in the battleground states that will decide the election polls show president obama in the lead. another number the obama campaign is focused on, state by state unemployment. that went up in key bat
of september 11th. >> and a deadly accident involving president obama's motorcade. >> and the new dance craze that is sweeping the nation. >> hi, everyone. i'm leigh glaser. get set for warmer temperatures as we head through the workweek. how warm? we will l hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios anniversary of the september 11th attacks. tonight officials are warning of new potential danger. abc news has obtained a bulletin that warns of a lone wolf attack from a single terrorist. officials say despite the concern they are not on high alert. one example is in may of 2010 when a man tried to blowup a car parked in times square. these types of attacks are much harder to track. more organized threats by al-qaeda are being down graded mainly because most of the organization's top leaders are dead or in prison. >>> federal recognition of a link between cancer and rescuers could come as soon as tomorrow. the national institute for occupational safety and health will
in florida over the weekend. an enthusiastic supporter gave mr. obama a bear hug -- >> hello. >> -- lifting the commander in chief right off the ground. you don't see that moment every day, huh. >> no, you don't. he got the okay from the secret service beforehand. as for serious, use on the campaign trail -- not that making pizza isn't serious, we turn to abc's ann compton. >> reporter: at the last stop on his two-day battleground state tour, president obama told the west palm beach crowd that his fate is in their hands. >> if we win palm beach county, we will win florida. and if we win florida, we win this election. >> reporter: for republican challenger mitt romney, it was obama care and what sounded like backing off the pledge for full repeal. >> i'm not getting rid of all of health care reform. of course a number of things i look in health care reform i am going to put in place. one those with pre-existing conditions can get coverage. >> reporter: before the republican convention, a gallup poll had governor romney at 47% and president obama at 46%. no
as the gulf coast as he heads to the convention. karen travers looks ahead. >> president obama has less than 70 days to convince voters to stay the course. >> that is why i'm running for president. >> democrats have to make it a choice between president obama's plan for economic recovery and that of republicans, a referendum on the president's record. >> president obama has been forward he will take the country forward. he has to show how he is going to do that. >> reporter: with the struggling economy hasn't been easy. polls show that americans have grown frustrated with the president's handling of the economy. that is making this very tight race. >> we know we have a lot of work to do to get to where we need to be. but we are going to get there. >> reporter: next week it will be up to democrats to tout the obama presidency. >> he called oakland, i call his plan, romney doesn't care. >> reporter: united base, and his plan for america's future. >> paul ryan asked the question, without new leadership why should the next four years be any different from the last four years? barack obama has to
things right now. president obama at the pentagon for a 9/11 memorial ceremony. we want to take threw. here's a live look arlington, virginia we just saw the president, first lady, defense secretary panetta arrive at an easel that was set up and have a moment of silence at a wreath hung there the president and leon panetta, also the chairman of the joint chiefs of staff will make remark there is. for now you see the crowd and the flag hanging from the pfpbt gone behind the group. another live look now -- ground zero in new york city. family members reading all 2977 names of the people who killed in the twin towers. they began the hours long process, 30, 40 minutes ago. for the first time no politicians are going to participate following that theme, president obama and mitt romney have pulled their negative ad campaigns for the day. let's listen in now live as some of those names are read. . christine eagan, michael eagan. samantha martin eagan. lisa karen airwick. >> reporter: this process will go on for hours this morning. about 45 minutes ago at -- [ inaudible ] the president and fi
wednesday morning, everyone. we begin this wednesday with michelle obama, delivering an impassioned speech on the first night of the democratic national convention. >> the first lady got a rousing reception in charlotte, where she told cheering delegates that the man she knows as a husband and a father, is the man to lead this country for four more years. abc's brandi hitt joins us live from charlotte with the latest. good morning, brandi. >> reporter: michelle obama was the star at the opening night of the democratic national convention. and she revealed personal details about the president as only she could. >> being president doesn't change who you are. no, it reveals who you are. >> reporter: in an emotional speech, first lady michelle obama reminded voters her husband still stands behind working families with every tough decision he makes as president. >> for barack, success isn't about how much money you make. it's about the difference you make in people's lives. >> reporter: president obama and their daughters watched the speech from the white house. while others at the democratic n
hampshire. president obama in iowa, colorado, and tomorrow in ohio. tonight on the eve of the democratic convention, was there a bounce for mitt romney from his convention? a new poll suggesting otherwise. a gallup poll suggesting otherwise. a dead heat tonight. obama 47, romney, 46. another daily pole that showed a convention bounce pushing romney -- a tie, 45 even. >> our power house political team covering it all tonight and bee start with david kerley. >> the president is appealing to his core groups in those all-important battleground stalts. just a couple of hours ago, a college campus in colorado. for both sides, their messages are coming into focus. >> reporter: the president told the students the republican convention was selling outdated economic ideas. >> an agenda that was better suited for the last century. it was a rerun. it could have been on nick at night. [ laughter ] we've seen it before. you might as well have watched it on a black and white tv with some rabbit ears. >> reporter: mitt romney was on the attack too, with his first weekend of college football providing a
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